Friday, March 31, 2006

Blue is a very sensual, indulgent colour, one that Klein used well. Some people say it's unfair of artists to use it because it's so eye-catching, too easy. The above, I believe, was not intended primarily as art, just plain bog-standard tiling in a public toilet, but they still went the extra inch by putting black filler in the gaps. White, cheaper, would have looked horrid. Someone deserves praise. Posted by Picasa


Blogger Rob said...

Lovely blue - should be in the Tate.

Is taking photos in public toilets socially accepted practice in Estonia?

April 01, 2006 12:29 am  
Blogger Simon said...

Well, since public conveniences of the sedentary sort are not generally locations renowned for non-cottage-industry social activities to start with, I don't think so, but then again I wouldn't pooh-pooh the idea.

April 01, 2006 2:00 am  
Blogger Denton said...

The blue is outstanding. Without the explanation I would have imagined a museum.

April 01, 2006 5:48 am  
Blogger Michael Blamey said...


April 01, 2006 10:58 am  
Blogger Lisi said...

Simon, nice shot, reminds me of the last movie by director Derek Jarman.

April 01, 2006 11:54 am  
Blogger luminlight said...

Really? All colors can be eye-catching I think. But yeah, white tiles for the bathroom... NO NO! Show me something more interesting!

April 01, 2006 6:36 pm  
Anonymous MrC said...

i've looked at a lot of pictures today ... but i have to say this is my favorite!!

great colour, love the lightspot, & the black between the tiles definately makes it!!

your words accompanying each photo are great!


April 01, 2006 10:45 pm  
Blogger Glasgow Detail said...

Great image, thought it was leaded etched glass at first.

April 03, 2006 6:51 pm  
Blogger San Francisco Daily Photo said...

Cool image Simon!

PS: it looks like blogger distorted it a bit around the black lines.

April 04, 2006 10:08 am  

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